Friday, November 16, 2018

Features

Yes, I’m a stone thrower

After spending three years in jail, he still says “Yes, I’m a stone thrower." Born on the11th of February 1991, Aarif Baba* has two historical events associated with his birth date. 11th February is the day Mohammad Maqbool Butt, considered one of the founders of Kashmir’s freedom movement, was hanged and 1991 is the peak year of resistance in Kashmir.

The Hero of 13 July, 1931

By Saima Bhat It was a speech and what followed it that made him a hero of the 1931 uprising in Kashmir. His identity, however,...

The art of Khatamband and Panjrakari

By Muheet ul Islam Kashmiri cultural life exhibits a unique intermingling of traditions from the age of Buddha to the Mughal dynasty.  In an age where...

The deluge in Kashmir

The devastating floods that hit most parts of Kashmir region left a trail of damages, loss, and memories that one may never forget. The...

“Roller over legs, dipped in chilli-water, forced to drink acid”

Electrocution, sexual molestation, physical beatings, moving rollers over the legs to break bones were a few methods of torture used by Indian troops to...

The historical connectors

  Decades have passed since those fateful years and Kashmir has witnessed joy, sorrow, celebrations, and never-ending conflict. Its historical monuments, heritage buildings, shrines with...

“Rape is the outcome of treating Kashmiris as slaves”

By Saima Bhat Indian-held-Kashmir is a highly militarized zone where for every citizen- the armed forces are in ratio of 1:20, the highest soldier-to-civilian ratio...

Why We Pick Up Guns

For twenty-two years, Saja Shah, her husband, and their three children have lived in a two-room rented apartment. Saja, a homemaker in her early...

Juley Ladakh

Say Juley - the Ladakhi greetings, to the land of high passes and turquoise lakes, gompas and stupas, snow and sand, military and monks, Dalai Lama...

Why is the old-man begging?

By Mukhtiyar Ahmad Seventy-year-old, Ghulam Mohammed, wears a customary shabby blue cap with white colour lining. His green eyes seem to be searching for someone...someone...

LATEST NEWS

113,463FansLike
1,252FollowersFollow
2,354FollowersFollow
1,345SubscribersSubscribe